Broken Social Scene’s “Sweetest Kill” Creepy AftertasteSOURCE National Post / YouTube
Two may not be enough to call this a trend, but Broken Social Scene’s video for "Sweetest Kill" (below, and very graphic), from Forgiveness Rock Record, is the second music video in two weeks to feature murder.
Last week, Rihanna’s Man Downvideo caused all kinds of controversy, and it was pretty tame in comparison to the BSS video above, which comes with the warning: ”This video contains graphic imagery that may not be suitable for all viewers.” Duly noted.
Directed by Claire Edmonson, the video depicts a woman in a white dress (Bijou Phillips) end, what we assume, is a relationship. First, she poisons the man, then she lays out a big sheet of plastic and paces around the body with an axe, which she discards in favour of a saw — we’ll leave the rest of that sequence up to your imagination (or you can just watch the video). The whole thing ends in a rose garden. We’ll leave it at that.
The thing is, despite the song title, "Sweetest Kill" is a soft song with a sound we once thought of as lovely and slightly haunting. Now, though, we are forced to admit it might be a little creepy.